Treatment For Stage III Breast Cancer?
Hello, good evening Rena Tobing.
Invasive ductal carcinoma is the most common type (about 80%) of breast cancer (breast cancer). Invasive means that malignant cells have invaded or spread to the surrounding breast tissue. Ductal gives the meaning that the possibility of malignancy starts from the ducts or mammary glands. Carcinoma refers to malignancies that begin in the skin or other tissues that cover internal organs, such as breast tissue. Overall, invasive ductal carcinoma means a malignancy that starts from the mammary glands and has spread/invaded the breast tissue.
Grade III/Stage III breast carcinoma indicates that breast cancer has spread from the initial area, and may have invaded the lymph nodes (lymph nodes) in the surrounding area and muscles, but has not spread to other organs of the body. This stage is divided into III A, B, and C, where the difference is the size of the tumor, and whether the tumor has spread to the surrounding lymph nodes or surrounding tissues. The division of each stage may be too complicated if explained too far.
Treatment for stage III breast cancer includes chemotherapy, removal of the tumor and tissue around the tumor (lumpectomy) or removal of the entire breast along with its lymph nodes (mastectomy), radiation therapy, and hormone therapy. Additional therapies can also be recommended while maintaining medical standards, such as yoga, acupuncture, reflexology, etc. However, it should be noted that the treatment for each patient must be different, because it must be adjusted to the condition of each patient. It is recommended that you consult with the surgeon who treats your mother to get an explanation of the next treatment plan.
That's all, hope it helps.
Regards, dr. Denisa